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jump seat mod, modded?

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Old 11-11-2007, 11:51 PM
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My original design was done out of drunkin rage. it ended up with pvc holding it together but it worked for a while.

For those of you newer to the forum, I had a fixed back center jumpseat in my truck. although i wanted the fold down console, they were too expensive. so I cut the back of the seat off, turned it over and made it a fixed arm rest. total cost about 10 bucks.

that of corse broake via my wife trying to lift theFIXED seat back up. So i went back to it with a better understanding of the project and a sober mind.
 
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Old 11-12-2007, 12:00 AM
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step one: i found these hinges at home depot for 3 bucks a peice. they are hinges for fold down shelves. I drilled them out and straighted them in the vise.


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I had to recut the seat posts to make tose even as well
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I then stripped the leather and foam out of the upper portion to be able to work with the metal
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these are the hinges bolted on to the top portions innards. *****special note***** don't grab the metal you just drilled on, it burns really bad!!
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Old 11-12-2007, 12:09 AM
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the bottom part of the seat posts are exposed easily, the back parts are jus velcroed to each other inside the back cover peice

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then just pull back the foam to reveal the bottom pipe. ripe for tha drillin!
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there was a union issue with my helper so he quit and started working on his own car.
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here is the back skeleton bolted to the bottom. Finally!
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Old 11-12-2007, 12:13 AM
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her it is with everything buttoned back up. it looks and works a hell of alot better than it did. total cost including the first attempt was only 20 bucks and about 3 hours time.

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notice that it has been flipped around so the leather side is facing up when in the arm rest position?
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Old 11-12-2007, 08:25 AM
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Sweet. Nice job man. I know I have thought about buying the work truck package and doing the same thing. I will have to relay this info to my old boss, he wanted to do the same thing but he chickened out cuz he didnt want to damage his seats.
 
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Old 11-12-2007, 09:08 AM
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it was pretty easy with the right tools. I really would have liked to have welded it but I didn't have acess to a welder. the important thing to remind him is to use a pipe cutter and not a hacksaw.
 
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Your pretty handy. Great job.
 
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Nice work popo!
 
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Old 11-12-2007, 03:55 PM
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thats impressive, good job
 
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do you still have pics of your jump seat mod
can't seem to open these
thanks
 
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